Sherman at Federal Fort No. 7: 1864

Sherman at Federal Fort No. 7: 1864

General William Tecumseh Sherman on horseback at Federal Fort No. 7, Atlanta, Georgia. LOC Summary: Photograph of the War in the West. These photographs are of Sherman in Atlanta, September-November, 1864. After three and a half months of incessant maneuvering and much hard fighting, Sherman forced Hood to abandon the munitions center of the Confederacy. Sherman remained there, resting his war-worn men and accumulating supplies, for nearly two and a half months. During the occupation, George N. Barnard, official photographer of the Chief Engineer's Office, made the best documentary record of the war in the West; but much of what he photographed was destroyed in the fire that spread from the military facilities blown up at Sherman's departure on November 15. Photo taken in 1864 by George N. Barnard. LOC original medium: glass negative - wet collodion stereograph.

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